Friday, March 20, 2009

Trinity Announcements

We have been away from the blog for a while, so we decided to catch up on what is going on and block post all the announcements we've missed. We will work to do better at getting events up on the blog more quickly. -- atg+

TRINITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Current and Upcoming:
  1. Adult Forum: Fr. Andy and Alison Bono lead us in a five-week discussion on The Lord’s Prayer, based on the study guide, “Lord, Teach Us to Pray.”
    Christophany Goes Green! The DioBeth Youth Council invites 6-12 graders to their spring retreat April 24-26, 2009 at Watson Homestead Retreat Center, Painted Post, NY. Information and a link to online registration can be found at www.lifeistasty.org. Registration closes March 31st!
  2. Fr. Gerns on Retreat: Fr. Gerns will be on retreat from March 24th through the 27th at Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY. The purpose for this retreat is to bring the soul to a place of centering in preparation for Holy Week and the Easter Season. Please keep Fr. Andy in your prayers as he seeks to be centered in the Holy.
  3. Trinity Store Sale! With your purchase of one book from our store ($10 or more) you will receive the newly published Episcopal Handbook! This is a great little reference book that you will educate and amuse you. Speak to a Trinity Store “Shopkeeper” to take advantage of this offer.
  4. Palms for Palm Sunday: A donor is needed for the Altar Palm. This is also handled through Lynn’s Florist for $45 plus $5 delivery Please note: during the season of Lent, with the exception of the Fourth Sunday (Mid-Lent, Mar. 24), Trinity orders a dried arrangement that is used for four weeks. A check made out to Trinity in the amount of $15.00 is the only charge. If you have signed up for any of those weeks, please remember to send in your check as you will not be billed. Many thanks!
  5. ProJeCt’s Food Pantry-Updated March 2009: Current most-needed items for Project's Easton Area Food Bank are: LOW SUGAR CEREAL; CANNED POTATOES, POWDERED MILK (envelopes, 3 qt. boxes); DIAPERS (newborn & size 5); PANCAKE SYRUP & PANCAKE MIX; HYGIENE PRODUCTS (deodorant, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc.); BROWN PAPER BAGS (grocery store size.) Also needed are gift cards for pharmacy, clothes & food; school supplies; flash drive memory sticks; brochure rack; 2 new or gently-used 4-drawer file cabinets; new or gently used computer speakers; cd player &/or tape recorders; volunteers and tutors. See complete list on bulletin board in Conine Hall. Please continue to help needy families and individuals by contributing to the Food Bank. Donations may be placed in the large basket in the back of church. Thank you.
  6. Diocesan Training Day: Saturday, March 28 at St. Stephen’s Wilkes-Barre. Anyone involved in or wanting more information on the following are strongly encouraged to attend: Wardens/Vestry members; Lay Eucharistic Visitors; Stewardship; Parish Website; ChurchPost training; Christian Formation; Treasurers’ Workshop; practical tips for the part-time church organist; building a youth ministry program. For more information on these workshops, go to: http://diobeth.typepad.com/diobeth_newspin/2009/01/diocesan-training-day.html.
  7. Lenten Materials at back of church: Devotional booklets, daily readings, coin folders, children’s activities and more can be found on the mission table at the back of the church. Please use these materials as a way of going deeper and enriching your Lenten journey.
  8. Millie Sherrer Walks for Autism! On Saturday, April 18, 2009 at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, PA, Millie Sherrer and her team, “Ryan’s Warriors” will walk to raise awareness for Autism. To support Millie and her team, go to www.walknowforautism.org , select “PA—Lehigh Valley”, on the next screen, look for the “Team Rank” block on the right side bar of the screen and click on “more”; then scroll down until you see “Ryan’s Warriors” and click on it. Then just follow the instructions to make your contribution. Thanks!!
  9. Looking for Pastoral Drivers: We have members who are of limited mobility or who get around just fine but don't drive. They don't have any special needs except perhaps a walker or cane. These folks have largely stopped coming to church but would love to joining us in Church even just once or twice a month. Father Gerns is looking for people who can drive other members of our parish to church. We are looking to pair up persons and have them work out travel to church as often as the rider needs it, and only in nice weather. We are looking for flexible, mobile, friendly people to become the core of what Fr. Gerns wants to call "The Trinity Taxi" ministry. Please speak to Father Gerns after service, e-mail him at rector@trinityeaston.org or call the parish office if you are interested.
  10. “Fed by our Past, Nourishing our Future” Celebrating 190 years of ministry!...
  • Cottage Meetings: If you missed the cottage meeting you were invited to in March, here is your chance! One last cottage meeting will be held in the Parish Hall after the 10:30 service on Sunday, March 29. A simple lunch will be served. Please contact Helen Forshaw (610-837-3033,) Anne Nourse (610-258-4449) or the church office (610-253-0792) to let us know you're coming!
  • Prayer Vigil, April 17 & 18: Sign up for the 24 hour prayer vigil led by the Daughters of the King and the Spirituality Circle. It begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 17 and ends with the Eucharist at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 18th. For this to work best, we need people to sign up for every hour through the night. Every hour will be staff by a member of the Daughters of the King and/or Spirituality Circle, so no one will be in the Church alone and the building will be secured. Sign ups on the Mission Tables.
  • Kick off Luncheon at Noon, Sunday, May 3: Please mark your calendar for that special day. There will be music, great food, and we are even planning special events for the kids!

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